Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sacked Aussie bishop lifts the lid on Vatican bureaucracy

When you follow the link embedded below, be sure to listen to the broadcast.  When you click the link and get to the Religion and Ethics Report webpage, the buttons to connect to the audio portion are just above the … Continue reading

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Father Jim Hogan’s Announcement for this Sunday, Blessed Trinity

Greetings — with a “heads-up” about my weekly homilies. I need a brief break from writing. So there will be no homily for next Sunday – June 15 / Feast of Blessed Trinity. The homilies will resume for the following … Continue reading

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Assistant Newark archbishop’s remarks invite a look at Myers’ retirement residence

This one just might have an idea about that smelly sheep thing……Reyanna By Jeff Green, May  26, 2914,  NorthJersey.com News On-line MAHWAH – After urging people during a Memorial Day Mass to sacrifice for the poor, assistant Archbishop Bernard A. … Continue reading

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Battle lines drawn for October’s family synod

By Fr. Michael Kelly, May 29, 2014, UCANews.com Pope Francis has called an extraordinary synod of bishops on the family in October. The hot button issue for the gathering is already well known — whether divorced and remarried Catholics can … Continue reading

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“Celibacy should not necessarily be mandatory for celebrating the Eucharist”: An interview with Dom Erwin Kräutler

By Deilmar Neuwirth, May 22, 2014, Iglesia Descalza Blogspot A wonderful interview by Dietmar Neuwirth with Dom Erwin Kräutler, Bishop of the Xingu, Brazil, in the Austrian newspaper Die Presse last week. Blogger Luis Miguel Modino has produced a Spanish … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for Pentecost, June 8, 2014

Acts 2:1-11 • 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 • John 20:19-23                                                  Pentecost A’14 Weekly Scripture Readings: Pentecost “Christ is risen!”  (Truly he is risen!)  The greening of trees in the Spring, like the turn of leaves to bright gold in the Autumn, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for the Ascension, June 1, 2014

I apologize for the less than timely posting of this homily of Fr. Jim’s.  Ascension has come and gone….or maybe come and gone up and away (sorry, it may be the drugs)….but my surgery precluded any chance to post this…..Reyanna … Continue reading

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The Italian Job

I think there is a very good reason that Pope Francis says to everyone “Pray for me” when he says goodbye to them…..Reyanna by Massimo Faggioli, June 5, 2014, Commonweal Magazine Online Can Pope Francis Manage His Local Opposition? A few … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

To all readers: My hip joint replacement surgery went well this past Monday, June 2.  I came home on Wednesday, June 4 in my daughter’s care.  I will have quite a period of rehabilitation as many of you who have … Continue reading

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